If I Were a Boy
Why it pays to buy men's products
What’s not to love about boyfriend jeans and boyfriend sweaters? (Heck, your actual boy is pretty lovable too.) But when it comes to the items in your medicine cabinet, you’re probably inclined to keep things separate.
For your wallet’s sake, however, you really should be a little more gender-bending: A recent study conducted at the University of Central Florida found that some toiletries designed for women cost more than their male-designated counterparts. In other words, you could be wasting hundreds of dollars a year for a pink label and “spring powder” scent.
What to do? Well, we’re not saying you need to use your guy’s Speed Stick, but there are plenty of cheaper “men’s” products that are just as good as the stuff marketed to (and priced for) women.
Click here to see our list of easy swaps...and fear not: None of them will leave you smelling like your high school boyfriend’s Drakkar Noir.